OCD Subtype Test

The most comprehensive Type of OCD Test on the internet

Last year, more than 2 million Americans were diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) [1]. Most people in the world do not realize that there are many different types of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Unfortunately, the majority of our society in America believes that OCD can only manifest in limited ways: excessive cleaning or hand washing (Contamination OCD), or the excessive checking of doors, locks, or stoves (Checking OCD). Therefore, most people do not think of OCD when they are dealing with taboo, aggressive, or other random intrusive thoughts and anxiety. Especially when it comes to subtypes like Homosexual or Sexual Orientation OCD, incest OCD, pedophilia OCD, self-harm OCD, or many other common types of OCD.

Additionally, most people that have OCD have never met anyone else suffering from it. This causes them to believe they are all alone, and to doubt that anyone else in the world is suffering from the same condition as them. For some people the search to identify what is happening to them can take years. The goal in creating the OCDTest website was to help people shorten this search and find the help and resources they are looking for.

The Creation of our Types of OCD Test

Our Types of OCD Test was created by our Founder, Bradley Wilson. The goal in creating this test was to create the most comprehensive OCD subtype test on the internet that would help individuals understand which types of OCD are present and to what degree and level of severity they are present.

About our OCD Subtype Test

Our OCD subtype test comprises 38 well-known and little-known subtypes of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Each individual subtype test consists of four questions specific to each subtype. Therefore, there are 152 questions within this test. Although the test specifies there are 38 subtypes within the test, we recognize that not all of these subtypes are actually subtypes of OCD. Therefore, some of the subtypes are actually compulsive behaviors that most individuals with OCD will perform.

As of right now, our one of a kind subtype test contains 38 subtypes of OCD. We plan to continue to expand the number of OCD subtypes that our OCDTest can identify as new types are recognized and defined. Not all treatment professionals within the world of OCD agree that there are this many types of OCD but people with OCD tend to feel like they are the only ones with the condition and that their OCD is unique.

What types of OCD are there?

As mentioned above, it is common for people to assume OCD only manifests in a few different ways. While trying to create an OCD subtype test, we found 38 subtypes of little known and well-known forms of OCD. Each one of these is unique in its content, although the manner in which the OCD cycle functions is common to all types of OCD. We wanted to provide understanding and validation that when it comes to OCD, there are a spectrum of types. Some are characterized by violent and aggressive thoughts and fears, while others make you question your identity and what you are capable of, some keep you checking and rechecking the same actions or behaviors, and others leave you continuously ruminating in your head. Regardless of the type, each one of them creates a theme of intrusive thoughts, fears, and images for the individual suffering. It is also not uncommon for there to be many different content areas within each subtype of OCD. An example of this is the variability within Contamination OCD and how one person may be afraid of pee and poop, while others may be afraid of dust, dirt, pollen, or radiation. Therefore, each person will find that their own OCD feels unique and that their OCD is one of a kind. This is another hallmark of OCD.

What types of OCD does your Subtype quiz test for?

The 38 subtypes tested within our OCD subtype and individual subtypes tests are Checking, Contamination, Counting, Existential, Philosophical, Food, Exercise, Fortune Telling, Harm, Health, Hypochondria, Hit n Run, Homosexual/HOCD, Incest, Intrusive Thoughts, Just Right, Magical Thinking, Mental Contamination, Emotional Contamination, Mind Reading, Morality, Need to Know, Olfactory Reference Syndrome, Paranoia, Pedophilia, POCD, Perfectionism, Perinatal, Postpartum, Pure O/Purely Obsessional, Relationship / ROCD, Religious, Scrupulosity, Responsibility, Rumination, Fear of Going Crazy, Schizophrenia, Self-Harm, Suicidal, Sexually Aggressive, Sexual Orientation, Social Anxiety, Somatic, Sensorimotor, Superstitious, Symmetry, Orderliness, Violent, and Aggressive Thoughts. We will continue to add more test options in the future.

    Who Should Take the OCD Subtype Test?

    This test is perfect for someone that doesn’t know what type(s) of OCD they have. It is an excellent resource for someone that recently recognized they have OCD, or was recently diagnosed. The goal of the test was to support you in quickly identifying that you are not alone and that the type of OCD you are experiencing is common within the world of OCD. Therefore, we recommend this test for anyone that is not sure what type or types of OCD are present. The reason we recommend taking this test rather than specific OCD subtype tests is because you might find that you get results from one or many types you never thought you had.

    OCD Subtype Test Interpretation / Quiz Results

    Once you have completed the test, you can “find out more” with each subtype that is shown with the results section. This section will allow you to read more about this particular subtype of OCD or the kinds of obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors that people who suffer from this subtype may experience.

    Many of the subtypes contained in the OCD subtype test are really compulsive behaviors that have grown in popularity online as subtypes. The subtypes that are really compulsive behaviors are outlined in the results of the OCD subtype test. Be sure to take note of these because these compulsive behaviors are fueling the OCD cycle.

    OCD Recovery & Treatment

    Identifying OCD is the first step in OCD recovery. The second step is identifying the type of OCD that you have. From there, it is important that you educate yourself about OCD, that you understand the biological component and the OCD cycle. These are vital in understanding how OCD is fueled and how the cycle can continue. Additionally, therapy, medication, and behavioral interventions may be necessary to manage the disorder so that it does not become a hindrance to daily life [2].